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6/26/16 10:34 A

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DEBTEVELDAHL I totally understand. It is hard to manage on your own... that impulse feels so strong! I'm sorry you are experiencing a mania right now. I feel for you! Hugs!

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6/24/16 1:16 P

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I don't get manic high. It sounds terrible. I am the depressed type. It is hard to keep a hold on life.

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6/23/16 9:56 P

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I can mess up my finances very badly if I don't watch myself. I will go crazy shopping online if I am able. I don't have a significant other to rely on. I wish that I did have someone who could take over the bill paying and other duties surrounding a healthy budget. These are behaviors that plague me when I am manic. When I am normal I can watch what I spend well. I am almost a miser when I am not manic, but right now I am in the middle of a mania so I am struggling with money as well as other things that mania brings along with it. You are most definitely not alone. Take care and God bless, Deb

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6/23/16 12:44 P

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Doing good--the letting go is so hard, but a big step. Good for you. Each step will get easier. I am so proud you are taking the step.

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6/23/16 11:09 A

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It sounds like this is common and not something I should be ashamed of. We found a compromise in which we both feel confident in. I'll still take care of bill paying, reconciliation, etc. but he will take my debit/credit cards except for one account and lock them up. The one account we will place money into every pay period so that I can use it for the expenses of buying groceries, etc. Once it's used up, it's used up. We signed up with an online finance program so that we can access it at anytime without having to sync up. Hopefully this will work.

I was already tested today. We have a very, very low balance in all of our accounts right now. I gave him the debit card yesterday. This morning I went for a walk with a friend and so badly wanted a Starbucks. I was craving to spend the money even though rationally I knew we didn't have the money for it. If I had had the debit card I would have purchased it but since I didn't I drove home.

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6/23/16 9:29 A

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I gave up any control of finances 5 years ago. I do my best to not have money accessible to me. Otherwise I spend it.

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6/22/16 5:07 P

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Don't feel to bad, Bob took over the finances a few months ago. I was upset at the time but now I am glad that he has the responsibility. What a relief for me, one less thing that can go wrong. If there is a mistake, it is his mistake.

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6/22/16 4:13 P

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Hi Everyone,

Well, this Friday my hubby starts becoming more involved with the finances and starts laying down the foot a bit more. I've asked for this to happen but now that the day is coming upon me I am feeling a little defeated. I've been having a hard time with spending because of my hypomania to where we are close to having problems financially. I need for this to happen but I've been the one in charge of our finances our whole dating life as well as my own I know I do a good job. I just can't seem to control myself lately. I am having a hard time with this. I've also slacked off on the exercise and found myself eating too many chocolate bars the past 3 days. I was doing so good!! I had lost 9 lbs and now I'm afraid I'm messing it all up on top of the finances. Do you do your finances or did your partner take over a long time ago?

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